Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Cognitive Semiotics

Manager of research and research education, Cognitive Semiotics

I am interested in the relation between language, thought/consciousness and other semiotic resources or systems like gestures and pictures, in particilar in an evolutionary and developmental perspective.
I am involved in Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC) and for International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS).


Research groups

About the research

Currently, I am involved in the following types of research: (1) bodily mimesis and mimetic schemas as bases for language evolution and development: developmental and cross-species studies; (2) phenomenology and linguistic typology of space and motion; (3) methods and concepts of cognitive semiotics: a new transdisciplinary field for the study of meaning and mind.


Editorships (6)
Articles (40)
Book chapters (25)
Prefaces (2)
Encyclopaedia entries (2)
Conference contributions (11)
Reports (1)
Reviews (1)
Supervision at Lund University (2)

Research portal (Lund University)



  • Manager of Research and Research Education at Cognitive Semiotics


Jordan Zlatev

Professor, Manager of Research and Research Education
Cognitive Semiotics
Centre for Languages and Literature

Master’s Programme Coordinator
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail jordan.zlatevsemiotik.luse

Phone +46 46 222 84 41

Room SOL:H405b

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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